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Aleksa Saponjic
Position: Attacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia
High School: IV Gimnazija
CAL SUCCESS:
Cal water polo's representative at the 2012 London Olympics, helping Serbia finish 5-1-1 and capture the bronze medal


Was a 2011 ACWPC Honorable Mention All-American and ACWPC All-Academic selection, finishing third on the team with 30 goals in 22 matches, including two goals against Stanford in the MPSF Tournament


Also had 22 assists, 18 steals, nine ejections earned and six field blocks during the 2011 season


Had a team-high three goals in Cal's 2011 Big Splash victory over Stanford


HIGH SCHOOL/NATIONAL TEAM/CLUB SUCCESS:
Won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics with Serbia, scoring a goal in a 21-7 win over host Great Britain on July 31, winning seven sprints during the tournament and finishing with four steals, two block shots and an assist


Became the first Bear to win an Olympic medal in men's water polo since Kevin Robertson and assistant coach Steve Heaston were members of the USA team that won a silver medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics


Along with his brother Luka was a member of the Serbian National Team that captured the gold medal at the 2011 World University Games in Shenzen, China


Ended the 2011 World University Games with six goals and a team-high nine assists


Also helped Serbia to gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece


Was a member of medal winning Serbian teams at the 2008 European Junior Championships in Serbia (silver), the 2009 European Junior Championships in Greece (bronze), and the 2009 FINA World Junior Championships in Croatia (bronze)


PERSONAL:
Undeclared major with an interest in attending the Haas School of Business


Brother, Luka, was an All-American water polo player at Cal from 2008-11


Parents are Nebojsa and Tatjana Saponjic


Born June 4, 1992, in Belgrade, Serbia


GOALS
2011	30
Cal Bears Men's Water Polo


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